Teacher Dumped After Stern Appearance Sues

Claims school improperly forced her out after racy radio segment

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Teacher Dumped After Stern Appearance Sues

JUNE 27--Meet Marie Jarry (and her husband Aaron).

The Connecticut woman claims she was forced from her job as a second grade teacher after appearing in a bikini on Howard Stern's radio program. And now she wants her job back, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Haven.

In May, the Jarrys participated in a 'Hottest Wife, Ugliest Husband' contest on Stern's show, and walked away with the $5000 first prize (photos of the couple were snapped in Stern's Manhattan studio). Jarry, 28, took a sick day from her job with the Thalberg School to attend the Stern broadcast, which she now admits wasn't such a good idea.

Upon returning to work, Jarry was told that she had violated a school 'morality clause' and was going to be fired by the school district's superintendent, according to her complaint, a copy of which you'll find here.

Jarry also recalled being told she could be arrested for defrauding a governmental agency for taking a bogus sick day. Jarry claims that school brass 'intimidated and coerced' her into resigning her teaching post 'in lieu of termination.' Jarry, who began working in the district in 2003, charges that school officials denied her due process and engaged in sex discrimination.

In addition to unspecified monetary damages, Jarry's lawsuit seeks back pay, reinstatement, and attorney fees. (8 pages)